My Life as a Movie (Almost) Monday: Say Anything

We took a break from our beloved fictional characters yesterday to talk about a great event I was part of on the weekend instead. If you haven’t read about it already, you can get all caught up here. 

But today we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. Even though “My Life as a Movie Tuesday” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, I just couldn’t let the week go by without recapping our awesome blog-iversary week and linking it, somehow, to an awesome party from the silver screen. Here we go!

Last week I:

  • Had a ginormous party where I got to spend time with a bunch of my favourite people including;
  • John Cusack and;
  • Felt like I got closer to, and appreciated, a new bunch of awesome people too

So, last week, my life as a movie was “Say Anything”. 

Say Anything movie poster

Specifically, the party scene in “Say Anything” where Lloyd Dobler takes Diane Court for their first date.

As Andrew Willis says on the scenestealers movie blog, “I will make almost any excuse to put a John Cusack movie on a list, but the graduation party in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut has the perfect vibe.”

I agree, Andrew! Everyone at that party chilled together and enjoyed each other’s company, regardless of which clique (or, in our case, corner of the internet) they came from. So many party scenes in movies have tension and angst and groups feeling left out; I’ll have none of that here, thank you very much, and I’m pretty sure Lloyd Dobler would never stand for it either.

That’s not to say that a little party related angst can’t make for a hugely entertaining movie moment: the party in another 80s classic, “16 Candles” comes to mind.

What are some of your favourite movie parties? Do you like Ron Burgandy cannon-balling into a pool in “Anchorman”, or are martinis with Nick and Nora in “The Thin Man” more your speed? Let me know in the comments! 

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13 thoughts on “My Life as a Movie (Almost) Monday: Say Anything

  1. anything with John (and Joan) Cusack as you know by now. I thought Animal House parties looked like fun–heehee. Though I’d happily sip martinis with Nick and Nora, too. You know me–any excuse to maffick 🙂 Sounds like you enjoyed your blog-i-versary party last week–so glad! Hope there wasn’t too much cleanup for you. 😉

    • John and Joan together are hilarious!! I love them so much. Joan hasn’t done much lately though – I miss her 😦

      How much do I love that you just used “maffick” in a sentence?! So so awesome. And I’m with you, any excuse to maffick!

      Cleanup was just fine for the party, gotta love technology!

  2. Say Anything is one of my all-time faves. In fact, I bought it for The Girl Who Needs To Watch More Movies as one of her Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Loyd Dobler!

    • I knew you had good taste Doc! Lloyd Dobler FOREVER!!! And I’m sure after watching The Girl agrees 😉

      Hey thanks for the follow, by the way! Great to have you along for the ride!

      • I figured I’d give you a shot because you’ve written some great comments on my blog. I only follow about a dozen blogs because I’m so busy, so I hope you make the most of this big chance… 😉

      • My goodness – no pressure, or anything! Luckily for you I’m particularly witty and charming under pressure; I’ll do my best to keep things interesting for you 😉

      • You know, I haven’t! But I just did a little IMDB’ing and it sounds outstanding – definitely like it could be in contention to knock Grosse Pointe Blank out of the top spot. Will try to see it sooner rather than later and report back 🙂

    • Teehee – you mean Animal House didn’t take education seriously? I’m shocked! 😉

      It’s a classic, for sure! There was no one like Belushi, and I doubt we’ll see anyone like him ever again.

      Thanks bunches for stopping by Shoeful! (Can I call you Shoeful? 🙂 )

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